NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

594 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine—M.D. Program with lung disease. Students will be active members of the inpatient pulmonology service and will be involved in caring for patients with a wide range of disease processes, including COPD, asthma, lung cancer, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, and pulmonary fibrosis. They will round on patients on the general inpatient units as well as in the intensive care unit (ICU), where they will participate in the care of patients with respiratory failure who require ventilatory support. There will be exposure to residents and fellows during this elective. There will also be the opportunity to see patients in outpatient pulmonary clinics during this rotation. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of M3 core clerkship in internal medicine Elective Course Descriptions Anesthesiology (No Patient Care) MDEA 9007—Basic Concepts in Anesthesiology Elective This course focuses on aspects of anesthesiology with which all physicians should be familiar and is designed to prepare students with knowledge they can apply to patient care during all their core clinical clerkships. It covers preoperative/preprocedural evaluation, anestheticmonitors, choice of anesthetic methods, basics of airway management, pharmacology of common anesthetic drugs (including sedatives and analgesics), management of fluids and blood loss, differential diagnosis of hypoxia, and interpretation of arterial blood gases. Students will complete assigned daily readings, submit answers to questions/problems for each assignment, and submit written plans for anesthetic care of several patients. Anesthesiology (Direct Patient Care) MDCA 9037—Anesthesiology Elective This four-week rotation is designed to expose students to the field of anesthesiology. It will cover the complete perioperative period of patient care, including preoperative assessment, operating room patient management, and postoperative acute pain management recovery. Students will also gain exposure to other subspecialties within anesthesia, including OB anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and procedural anesthesia in the GI suites and/or the radiology department (for MRI or interventional radiology procedures). Students will be exposed to attendings, residents, and CRNAs in anesthesiology during this rotation. Emergency Medicine (Direct Patient Care) MDCE 9039—Emergency Medicine Elective (Aventura Hospital) This four-week elective is designed to give students the opportunity to evaluate and manage the range of patient conditions that present to a busy, urban emergency department. Students will work under the direct supervision of emergency medicine residents and faculty attendings. They will be active members of the interdisciplinary team of health care providers who work in an emergency department and will gain exposure to the scope of practice of an emergency medicine physician. MDCE 9040—Emergency Medicine Elective (Kendall Hospital) This four-week elective is designed to give students the opportunity to evaluate and manage the range of patient conditions that present to a busy, urban emergency department. Students will work under the direct supervision of emergency medicine residents and faculty attendings. They will be active members of the interdisciplinary team of health care providers who work in an emergency department and will gain exposure to the scope of practice of an emergency medicine physician. Family Medicine (Direct Patient Care) MDCF 9045—Advanced Family Medicine Elective This four-week elective will give students an in-depth look at the field of family medicine, providing robust clinical experiences in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Students will participate in activities within the Department of Family Medicine at St. Lucie Medical Center, alongside residents in the center’s family medicine residency training program. Internal Medicine (No Patient Care) MDEI 9003—Selected Topics in Internal Medicine Elective The college sought to design a course that was academically “durable” and could be administered to accommodate students who are off-campus. This is an online course delivered via a Canvas (LMS) and Zoom communication system. Curriculum consists of twoweeks of high-yield internal medicine topics that are seen commonly in the U.S. health care system. Curriculum information will be posted weekly on various internal medicine topics. Each curricular unit consists of a variety of components, including podcasts, articles, discussion prompts, interactive cases, and multiple-choice questions. There are four to six hours of synchronous learning sessions. Total study time is 25–30 hours per week. MDEI 9005—Common Conditions in Allergy/Immunology Elective This course will provide students with a framework and knowledge base in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology that they will be able to carry with them throughout their careers. Students will be able to explain the pathophysiology of common allergic conditions and how to approach the evaluation and management of each from an evidencebased perspective. At the end of the course, students will be able to systematically approach common allergic conditions

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